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official announcement yet, but there are clear signs dr. ben carson is ready to drop out of the race. meanwhile, all eyes are now focused on michigan with the rest of the republican field getting ready for tomorrow night's debate. and the post-super tuesday reality of a potentially unstoppable donald trump. over on the democratic side, hillary clinton continues to gain momentum, but bernie sanders is promising he's going to fight on. we have team coverage breaking down the results in virginia, but let's start in texas with steve handelsman. steve, what are you hearing? >> reporter: hi, chris. thanks. good evening. baltimore pediatric neurosurgeon was, you'll remember, at the top of the polls in the race for the white house on the republican side, but dr. ben carson hasn't really been a factor in the race for months. likewise, john kasich, the ohio governor, failed again yesterday to win a single primary. so now more than ever the republican front-runners really got just two rivals, the one here in texas and the one in florida.
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>> i volted for marco rubio. what an incredible honor to be able to vote for myself today. >> reporter: can marco rubio stop donald trump? he finally won a state last night, minnesota. and he early voted today two weeks before the florida fry marry. >> it's my home and we're going to win florida. >> reporter: but trump, who celebrated seven super tuesday victories at his place in florida has a big lead in state polls over rubio. >> he is a lightweight as i have said many times before. >> reporter: ben carson admitted today he see nos path forward for his campaign. can ted cruz stop trump? cruz did win his home state, texas, last night plus two more, and he urged rubio to drop out. >> head-to-head our campaign beats donald trump resoundingly. >> reporter: but cruz is desp e despised by the republican elite whose new anti-trump weapon is a super pac running ads. >> can conservatives trust donald trump? >> if we're going to stop
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it has to happen right now and voters have to be educated. >> reporter: but the stop trump effort could backfire angering the many vote whose back trump. >> what it says to rank and file republicans is, look, we know better than you. we think we have a better solution as to who should be the nominee. >> reporter: hillary clinton took seven states last night and seems on a path to the nomination. >> that means we're probably going to win in a landslide. >> reporter: bernie sanders had a good night winning four states, but he needs 59% of the delegates from here on out to win. the disarray on the republican side will be readily apparent tomorrow when the party's 2012 standard bearer, the nominee mitt romney, speaks out against donald trump, who a few hours later will tangle with his remaining rivals in a debate in detroit. live from houston, steve handelsman, news4. chris, doreen, back to you. >> thank you, steve. now to battleground virginia and a closer look at
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night's results. on the republican side donald trump won the state with 35% of the vote with marco rubio pretty close behind, 32%. for democrats hillary clinton won with 64% of the vote to bernie sanders' 35%. bureau chief julie carey breaks down the numbers for us. >> what a night, everybody. >> caller: democratic governor terry mcauliffe celebrating a decisive hillary clinton primary win in virginia, but when all the ballots were counted, turns out republicans had plenty to celebrate too. a new record primary turnout. the previous high water mark came in 2000. democrats shattered that in 2008 when they backed barack obama's candidacy. but tuesday republicans set a new record, more than a million primary votes cast. >> what we were able to do when the party is -- you know, we have all these different accounts fidi candidates fighting each other. what we were able to do is fantastic. if we unify, i
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november. >> reporter: democrats have a different take. this is the chairman of the arlington democratic committee. >> there's a widespread notion people want to stop donald trump. there are a lot of people who are worried about him. avot of people voted for anybody but trump. >> reporter: many republicans backed marco rubio instead. he won fairfax and loudoun counties. trump squeezed out a win in prince william. if trump does continue on a path to the gop nomination, would he have trouble winning virginia? >> rubio won loudoun. trump won prince william. they both won the two bellwether counties in northern virginia. i think either of them is going to be able to win everywhere. >> reporter: even governor mcauliffe thinks trump could be a formidable challenger if there is a clinton/trump contest. zbr >> i know some people always say we're hoping for trump. i say be careful what you hope for. >> reporter: one sure payoff for republicans in that record primary turnout, access to new information about voters. voters they will
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in arlington, i'm julie carey, news4. >> good point. thanks, julie. the next nominating contest in our area comes ten days from now when republicans caucus in d.c. the maryland primaries are april 26th, and voters in west virginia will cast their ballots on may 10th. the democratic calendar wraps up in d.c. with a primary on june 14th. we've been asking you whether it's time to consider hillary clinton and donald trump the democratic and republican nominee. you can see from these results most people are split almost right down the middle. some breaking news in fairfax county right now where shots have been fired at police officers. we have chopper4 in the air over the scene. these are live pictures right now. this is happening in the franconia section of fairfax county not far from franconia elementary school. police sent out a tweet asking residents to stay inside as they look for the shooter. the report of a suspicious
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officers. nobody was hit. police are asking people in the area to keep their doors closed and to remain inside. a tactical team is on its way to the scene and so is jackie bensen. we'll continue to update you on the nbc washington app. now to our weather. cold and really windy today, but now there's snow in the forecast. doug let's us know when it's likely to move in and how much we're going to get. what is the word, doug? >> well, the word yesterday was 70 degrees. the word today is that snow that's coming in tomorrow night. take a look at the numbers out there right now. it's a very cold evening all across the mid-atlantic. we're sitting in the 30s. 38 d.c. 32 hagerstown. 28, that's the temperature, that's not the windchill. but take a look at the wind chills. we've got those winds gusting upwards of 30 miles per hour and look at the windchill, down to 20 in martinsburg. 25 in leesburg. manassas coming in around 24. out towards herndon around the falls church area around 27. so it is a very, very cold
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i told you yesterday that would set the stage for our next storm, and that's the storm that moves in tomorrow night. so we've got a cold night tonight, snow moves in tomorrow night most likely around the 8:00, 9:00 hour and that will create some problems for the morning rush. i have created an updated snowfall totals map. we've been looking at a lot of information. i have the latest forecast for you in just a minute. some new developments in the murders of two college students in virginia. today a judge accepted jesse matthew's plea deal which means morgan harrington and hannah graham's killer will spend the rest of his life in prison. david culver is in charlottesville. he will tell us why both sides agreed to this deal. david? >> reporter: here is what it comes down to, chris. jesse matthew's defense sateam agreed to the plea because he wanted to eliminate that risk of the death penalty. prosecutors say they went ahead with the plea so as to give the harringt
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sense of resolution and knowing that matthew would never be on the street again, would never be free again. well, that was enough for those families to support it. hannah graham's parents say they knew their daughter would change the world. they'd hoped she would have been alive to see it. >> but hannah's enduring gift to us all is that she enabled this wicked man to be apprehended and convicted. she did change the world, but at a terrible price. >> reporter: inside the packed, cramped courtroom, jesse matthew stood in front of the judge. she asked the 34-year-old are you pleading guilty because you are, in fact, guilty of the crimes charged? yes, ma'am, he replied. >> they say it takes a village to raise a child. i know it takes one to bury a child. >> reporter: these two parents joined by a common nightmare turned reality. for the harringtons it began 6-and-a-half years ago. their daughter visiting charlottesville for a
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it wasn't until hannah graham's disappearance and death in 2014 that a suspect emerged, jesse matthew. his family apologizing to both the harringtons and grahams outside of court. >> we know there's nothing we can do to erase what jesse has done. >> reporter: two families and this community now in search of healing after a long, painful journey. >> for 6 1/2 years you all were determined and resolute to find the top tier predator that hunted in this community. that process has been successfully completed today. >> reporter: and you may remember just this past summer jesse matthew was convicted and sentenced for a 2005 sex assault in fairfax county. take that punishment, add it to today's, doreen, he now will have
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prison terms. >> david culver, thank you. tonight the body of prince william county police officer ashley guindon is in her home state of massachusetts. an honor guard performed a dignified transfer for the officer who was killed on her first day on the job last weekend. she will be laid to rest on monday. the case of child pornography in a prince george's county school is troubling enough and now there are new allegations. 17 victims have been identified, and now one of them says he told a teacher that he'd been assaulted, and the teacher did nothing about it. mark segraves is live outside the elementary school to explain why this teacher is not facing any criminal charges. mark? >> reporter: you know, maryland, like most states, has mandatory reporting laws, and that means teachers and coaches, if they know anything about sexual abuse ga
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them. but maryland is one of the very few states that does not have criminal laws for those who fail to report abuse. >> actually in maryland everyone is a mandatory reporter, so if you or i know that a child might be being abused, might be being neglected, we have the duty to report that. >> reporter: lisa jordan has been advocating in the maryland state house for tougher requirements for mandatory reporting of abuse. >> i absolutely understand the impulse to punish that teacher, and i am just horrified and outraged that a teacher would fail to report. >> reporter: a lawsuit filed yesterday alleges a 9-year-old boy at sylvania woods elementary school told his fourth grade teacher he was sexually assaulted by deonte carraway and the teacher told him she didn't believe him. carraway faces federal charges for taking videos of students at woods elementary performing sex acts. so far prosecutors have identified 17
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teacher and the school board, in maryland the teacher can't be charged with a crime for not reporting abuse. >> there are not criminal penalties in maryland. that's something the general assembly has struggled over for many years but resisted. >> reporter: jordan says there's another gap in maryland's law that puts children at risk. >> right now that teacher could fail to report, the police could know the teacher failed to report, and they wouldn't even have to tell the school board. >> reporter: now, the maryland general assembly is considering a new law that would close that gap and require police to tell the school board if they know of a teacher who did not report abuse. as for the teacher who is mentioned in this lawsuit, we asked prince george's county schools what her status is, they declined to tell us. chris, back to you. >> hopefully this will spur some changes. thanks so much, mark. a fight for women's rights is taking center stage at the supreme court. why this case is also serving as the first big test since the death of justice antonin scalia.
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>> reporter: so where is the body of virginia gray? is it at this funeral home? or some place else? new evidence coming up, news4. plus market your calendars. we'll tell you how this year's cherry blossom festival is
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hundreds of abortion rights supporters rallied outside the supreme court today. the justices are hearing a case out of texas that could shape the future of abortion rights throughout the entire country. it's the first big case to be considered since the death of justice antonin scalia and today the court showed just how divided it is. nbc's brian mooar is outside the supreme court now with details. brian? >> reporter: yeah, doreen, this is being watched as an important test for abortion rights but also as a litmus test for the court itself. outside the u.s. supreme court, demonstrators added their voices to the debate over the most significant abortion rights case in nearly a quarter century. it was argued before a high court at a crossroads. short one member with the death of conservative justice antonin scalia in a session that showcased an ideological divide on the bench. texas defended the abortion law ow
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safeguarding the health of women. >> when over 210 women annually are hospitalized due to abortion. >> reporter: the law requires that abortion doctors have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles and that procedures be done in an ambulatory surgery center, requirements that caused half of the state's 42 abortion clinics to close and that number could drop to ten. >> this law is cruel and it is harsh and it does nothing to advance medical help for women. >> reporter: the court's conservative justices wanted proof the law led to clinic closings. the liberal wing questioned why texas holds abortion to a different safety standard. but justice anthony kennedy, who looms as the critical swing vote in this case, suggested the best course of action might be to send it back to the texas courts for a closer look. based on hisme
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court, justice kennedy semz f seemed uneasy about aligning himself with his conservative colleagu colleagues, but if there is a 4-4 tie the texas law remains on the book but it does not become the law of the land. i'm brian mooar. chris, back to you. >> thanks, brian. some hospitals in virginia are trying to stop the flu from spreading. in inova alexandria and inova loudoun have started restricting visitors. both have seen an increase in a flu-like illness and will not allow any visitors under the age of 16. they will ban visitors with flu symptoms and ask others to wear a surgical mask. everyone will be asked to wash their hands frequently. >> our famous cherry blouse sss should be in full bloom by the end of the month. that's a little earlier than last year. tom sherwood joins us live with a look at what's planned for this year's festival. hi, tom. >> reporter: hi, doreen. it's a busy four weeks of festival events
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tour yiism is a big business. now the cherry blossom buds just have to pop on time. hints of spring starting to show here at the martin luther king memorial. >> franklin military academy, richmond, virginia. >> reporter: tulle studenhigh s students were too early for the cherry blossom season. >> i know. it's so beautiful. we're going to try to plan to come back down and do cherry blossoms. >> reporter: at the tidal basin along the national mall, the popular cherry blossom buds are still tightly wrapped. >> also a special welcome to our friends from the national park service. >> reporter: today cherry blossom festival officials announced the annual festival will start march 20th and the u.s. park service estimated when the trees will be at peak bloom. >> the projected dates for peak bloom are march 31 to april 3. >> reporter: the month-long festival of events and fireworks is a big boost to
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regional tourism. more than a million visitors expected. >> this is something that the region will take advantage of, but part of our marketing is also especially for the international visitors to come to washington, spend some days here and explore maryland and virginia as well. >> reporter: elliott ferguson runs destination d.c., the official d.c. tourism office. tourism is one of the leading private industries in the region. >> the hospitality industry is the industry that not only creates jobs at upper levels but also entry-level positions for those that perhaps have less skills. they can come in, get trained, and then move up within the organization. >> reporter: lots of business from lots of tourists. live at the tidal basin, tom sherwood. chris, back to you. >> all right. thank you very much, tom. a woman responsible for a deadly crash may be going back to prison. how this case could lead to tougher drunk driving laws in maryland. plus, new technology to improve the safety of window coverings. why u.s. regulators are collaborating wi
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canada to help keep our children safe. and back on solid ground. hear from the american astronaut who spent nearly a year in space and what it mea kathleen matthews: imagine paying 20% more for a cup of coffee just because you're a woman. so why does congress think it's ok that women get paid 20% less than a man for doing the same job? i'll fight for pay equity, to protect planned parenthood, choice for women, and expand paid and family leave. now some politicians will belittle this as a women's agenda. more proof that we just need more women in congress. i'm kathleen mathews and i approve is message.
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hard to believe we were in the high 60s, what, yesterday? >> and then today that was a mean, nasty old wind out there, doug. >> mean, nasty old wind. that's exactly right, doreen. it was really howling at times.
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hour today. that wind is still going even at this hour. the wind will begin to subside tonight and we're looking at a better day tomorrow, at least the first part of the day and then the clouds come back in. the winds northwest at 18miles an hour but gusts upwards of 30 to 35 continue at this hour. look at the wind gusts here. again, 25 in d.c. 26 in camp springs. 30 down towards patuxent river and that puts our windchills into the low 20s. current temperatures are in the 30s, but the current windchill in winchester now down to 20 degrees inside the district. also in the 20s. gaithersburg also in the low 20s. so a very cold evening and you know it's going to be that way through the early morning hours tomorrow so bundle up. storm team4 radar all dry, no rain, no snow to talk about. we did have a couple snow showers back towards the mountains. these are all lake-effect and then more towards the south enhanced by the mountains around snowshoe picking up a little new snow. for us we won't see anything until tomorrow night. here we are at
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thursday. notice what's happening. we have some snow developing around the 9:00, 10:00 hour and then just about everybody seeing the snow around 3:00 in the morning. that's when we start to see our area of low pressure down to the south really start to crank up here and some of the latest computer models now giving parts of southern maryland the bull's-eye as far as the snow is concerned. everybody else still getting in on the action. maybe one, two, three inches of snow but it's all out of here by around noon. let's take a look at the snowfall map. i'm telling you right now, this will most likely change at 11:00 because the trend i'm seeing does have a little bit of a bull's-eye around fredericksburg, southern maryland. we think it's going to be warmer here, but we also think the snowfall intensity will be higher. most everybody one to two inches or more. down to the south, maybe up to an inch in the extreme southern areas of st. mary's county but to the north there could be a bull's-eye. i'll have that for you tonight at 11:00. roads remain above freezing on
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friday this is what we're expecting. 1 to 3 inches. 3 at the very most but a slushy snow, most likely accumulating on the grassy surfaces. the roads may be okay. a few slick spots but the snow ending between 7:00 and 9:00. delays will be likely early friday morning but we will see very quick improvement as, one, we have a high march sun angle and, two, we're going to warm into the 40s. 45 degrees by the afternoon. so anything that does fall may be gone by late friday night and then saturday 46. guess what? another chance of snow saturday night into sunday. it's not much, not much at all, but behind that system we see another change. talk about that at 6:45. >> that high march sun angle is our friend. >> the high march sun angle, oh, definitely. we're following new developments in that breaking news we've been bringing you from virginia. shots have been fired at fairfax county police. we just learned that police have arrested someone in
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we're also learning more about the moment before the chaotic scene that all played out not far from an elementary school. the blame game continues. what we're learning about the mix-up after the local family discovered the body of a complete stranger in their loved one's casket. >> reporter: how the montgomery county case of a drunk driver who killed two people could affect current efforts to make tougher drunk driving laws throughout maryland. ahead. plus, the high-tech tool helping police catch speeding drivers w
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right now a local family looking for answers, but the body of their grandmother is still missing. why the funeral home now wants a dna test. cracking down on drunk drivers after the death of a local police officer. a judge's punishment for one woman and why she could end up back in jail for 20 years. you've heard about the dangers of those cords from window coverings. >> i walked into his room, and i found him lying on the floor underneath his window. >> reporter: why the u.s. is looking to another country to help prevent the tragedies. back on earth after nearly a year in space. >> felt like i had been up there my whole life. >> what scott kelly says about future trips to mars.
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i'm pat lawson, news at the live desk. we're back to our breaking news in fairfax county. police say they have a suspect in custody after shots were fired at officers a short while ago. the scene is still very active at this hour as police search the house where the shots were fired from. no one has been hurt. this is happening on larkspur drive in the franconia section not far from franconia elementary school. still a very active scene. news4's jackie bensen is on the scene gathering more details. updates here and on the nbc washington app. back to you. >> pat lawson, thank you. it could be some time before a family learns what happened to their grandmother. >> yeah, we first brought you this story yesterday telling you how relatives arrived at a funeral home to find the wrong woman in their grandmother's casket. pat collins joins us live from northwest d.c. with some new developments. hey, pat. >> reporter: chris, where is the body of virginia
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is it at this funeral home or some place else? is may take some lab work to know for sure. where is the body of virginia gray? it's at the horton funeral home according to the hospital. >> the hospital said it is. the hospital tagged it virginia gray. so they're holding to their guns that we have the right person. >> reporter: no, it's not, say the grandchildren of virginia gray. they say they saw that body last week, and it wasn't their grandmother. >> i saw a body of another female that wasn't my grandmother. >> reporter: what went through your heart when you saw that? >> my heart dropped. i was in disbelief. >> reporter: virginia gray was 83 years old. she was a lifelong washingtonian. last month she became unconscious and was taken by ambulance to the prince george's hospital. she died a short time later. her grandchildren made arrangements for the horton n
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for the viewing and funeral. but the grandchildren say when they saw the body at the funeral home, it wasn't their grandmother. according to the family, the body in the casket had two different identification markers, a bracelet and a toe tag. the bracelet had the name athens doe, birth day 1/1/1950, age 66. the toe tag had the name virginia e. gray, birth date 2/10/1933, age 83. but both tags have the same i.d. number. the family says virginia gray had surgical scars, but they say the body at the funeral home had no scars. do you think it's her? >> i really don't know. we've been looking at pictures. it looks close but, you know, the family -- and it might end up being a dna case. >> reporter: so while all of this goes on, the entire funeral service
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been put on hold. doreen, back to you. >> okay. pat collins reporting. thank you, pat. a virginia man is in jail tonight accused of attacking a woman inside her own home. happened last friday in sterling right across the street from sugarland elementary school. investigators say christopher coates tried to sexually assault the woman, held her against her will and prevented her from calling the police. coates is facing charges including abduction and attempted rape. a convicted drunk driver caused a crash that killed two people and now she admits to drinking and driving again. kelli loos was in court today. at first she denied it, then changed her story when the judge called her a liar. chris gordon is outside the courthouse to tell us how this case could impact drunk driving laws across the state of maryland. >> reporter: maryland has been criticized for having weak drunk driving laws and penalties. is
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law enforcement is pushing so hard for tougher laws. this crash may help change the law in maryland. the drunk driver who caused it, kelli loos, is being called the poster child for ignition interlocking devices. >> the interlock is one step that we can use to help make the roads safer. >> reporter: two men were killed in this crash, forced off the beltway in july of 2009. the victims were construction workers with families. kelli loos was convicted of manslaughter by vehicle and leaving the scene of the accident. loos is now 40. she served four years in prison, vowed that she had changed, and was released. loos is now charged with violating her probation by consuming alcohol and trying to drive. her probation requires her to use an ignition interlock. its readings gave her away. at first she blamed the
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mints, but today in court she admitted to drinking. some say this proves the value of requiring ignition interlocks to be used by all convicted drunk drivers. that's what noah's law will mandate if passed by maryland lawmakers. it's named for montgomery county police officer noah leotta who was killed by a drunk driver in december. >> much has been made of the efforts to secure noah's law, and we certainly are backing that from the state's attorney's perspective, and we hope that the public is reassured that people are working hard in montgomery county to get that law passed. >> reporter: as for kelli loos' probation violation, she could be sent back to prison for up to 20 years, but the judge was so frustrated today that she wouldn't admit she's an alcoholic, he said he wouldn't sentence her. instead, he revoked her bond, sent her to the montgomery county jail to spend the next 90 days, and delayed sentencing
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that's the latest live here at the montgomery county courthouse. back to you. >> chris gordon, thank you. a historic moment after nearly a year in space. but the experiment isn't over yet. plus our first look at the winning design for a new memorial in d.c. but first, here is doug. and it's cold out there. yes, cold enough for snow. i'll show you when the snow moves in and show you what to expect next in my forecast.
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after nearly a year on board the international space station, astronaut scott kelly is back on earth tonight. he and a russian cosmonaut landed in kazakhstan today. kelly's 340-day mission set a new record for an american in space. now he'll undergo a set of tests to look at the effects of a long-term stay in space on the human body. nasa is ultimately eyeing a longer journey to mars.
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will make things better here on earth. so i'm happy to be a part of that. >> kelly called his departure from space bittersweet. he says he's going to miss it up there. >> he's one of a kind. tonight we're getting our first look at what the world war i memorial will look like. the winning design is called the weight of sacrifice and the architect and sculptor were chosen from more than 300 entries. it will be built in pershing park. the plan is to have it done by november 2018 in time to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the end of world war i. we warned you about the dangers they pose for children. why u.s. regulators are partnering with canada to improve the safety of win doe coverings. plus the
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window coverings and cords, we've been warning you for years about the potential dangers if a child becomes entangled. well, now the u.s. government is collaborating with canada to help make them safer. consumer reporter susan hogan is here with today's developments. >> that's right. today safety regulators introduced cordless blinds not yet available in the u.s. but cold in canada. an international partnership to prevent one of the most avoidable accidents in your home. to understand just how tragic these types of accidents can be, we visited a maryland mom who described to us firsthand the loss of her little boy. >> i walked into his room, and i found him lying on the floor underneath his window. >> reporter: erica thomas recalls the
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little boy mac lying unresponsive in his room. it was just two years ago tuesday. he died after getting entangled in the cord of a roman shade. >> reporter: and he loved to look out the window. we believe he probably woke up at dawn, wanted to look out his window, pulled back the fabric of the roman shade and accidentally separated the cord and then when he went to look somehow it caught him. >> reporter: the images of that horrible day remain vivid for erica. since mac's death, she has fought to make sure other parents don't have to live her nightmare, but, unfortunately, according to the consumer product safety commission, one child dies every month from being entangled in a window blind cord. >> we feel like the time has come and this is the year. >> reporter: today the chairman of the cpsc announced a partnership with canada's safety agency to develop an effective window covering standard for both countries. right now there are no federal standards requiring cordless window coverings although there are
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that many window manufacturers follow. >> we're also encouraged that industry seems to really want to solve the problem this year too, and i think with the new technologies that have come online, the time is right for this. >> reporter: safety regulators in canada unveiled these new window covering technologies which thec psc says is different than cordless coverings available here. >> whether this is the year or not, we will never go away. >> reporter: until all window coverings are made without cords, erica vows to remain outspoken. >> we will never stop nipping at the heels of industry who make these dangerous products and we will never stop nipping at the heels of the retailers who sell them. >> the window covering manufacturers association in a statement told us in part it continues to innovate and introduce new technologies and consumers should look for the best for kids label on packaging. it went on to say it agrees only cordless window coverings or those with inaccessible cords should be used in homes with
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>> makes you want to go home right now and just check those blinds immediately. >> absolutely. it's so, so scary. >> thanks so much, susan. >> sure. we want you to take a look at some new technology that could deliver a nasty surprise to speeding drivers. police officers in toledo, ohio, are using a hand-held camera to ticket speeders without ever having to pull them over. violators would get the ticket in the mail along with a $120 fine. lots of have you been testing out the new d.c. straet car on h street. the district is already looking at expanding the service but before they do, they're hoping to learn something from another city with street cars. news4's adam tuss travelled to atlanta to learn about some of the challenges they're facing with their service. >> reporter: i'm adam tuss in atlanta. why are we in atlanta? well, this fine city just opened its brand new streetcar system about a year ago. we came down here to see of what lessons that the d.
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system could learn from atlanta. the similarities are all across the board. atlanta's system about 2.7 miles. d.c.'s 2.4 miles. they connect neighborhoods that need to be revitalized, and there are all sorts of issues that atlanta has figured out in this past year that d.c. could learn from. but officials here admit there's still a long way to go with this streetcar system and there are pluses and minuses on both sides. a lot of people who say it works and a lot of people who say it doesn't. a lot of that sounds familiar. coming up tomorrow on news4 at 4:00, 5:00, and 6:00, we'll take you inside the issues here in atlanta and see what we can learn from this streetcar system. back to you. >> looks like adam is in some nicer weather down in atlanta than we are here today. but that's coming our way eventually, right? >> what's today? next wednesday is looking really, really nice if you want that warmer air. the warmer air is coming back and, again, this time of year the battle
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by the way, love that shot of the sunset out there this evening. let's take a look and show you what's happening outside. a different vantage point across our region down towards the airport right now. we're dealing with some breezy conditions. right now the temperature is at 38 dropping to around the freezing mark. it will be breezy and cold. as a matter of fact, take a look at the cold air. the windchill down to 29 in college park. rockville at 34. 22 the current windchill at dulles and camp springs joint base andrews coming in at only 27. a very cold night. it's going to continue to be that way for the next couple of days here. well below average. the average high now close to 51 degrees. storm team4 radar not showing anything now, but take a look at the wider view here. first off, you notice what was around our region. the lake-effect snow, we're not seeing any of that. our next system is way back to the west but it will move through fairly quickly. you can see it starting to bring some snow back towards chicago and eventually it will bring rain or snow here tomorrow night but then switch to all snow between
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it will start on the light side and roads are above freezing. we're not too worried thursday night but once it gets a little colder and once it starts to pick up a little bit, the a.m. rush on friday, just about everybody has the potential to see a problem early in the morning. watching this area very closely. some of the latest computer models really starting to give some higher snowfall totals here. i'm going to be most likely updating -- i will be updating our storm team4 storm map, our snowfall total map coming up tonight at 11:00. tune in then. 45 degrees on your friday after the snow ends, so it will all be melting quickly. 46 on saturday. another chance of snow saturday night into sunday morning, but that's not going to be a whole lot either. and then there it is, doreen. 72 next wednesday. there you go. >> all right. thank you, doug. looks good. you know, it takes a lot of people to keep news4 on the air. their masterful skills and technical know-how make live television look easy, though we know there's a lot more
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behind-the-scenes heroes today. randy stafford worked here for 34 years. he died yesterday at the age of 56 after a brief illness. randy was kind. he was dedicated. he was one of those guys who helped make everything right when there was a technical issues and engineers were scrambling to fix it. randy was always there, always calm and focused. randy worked hard. he was kind of quiet. he was gentle. and he was a real friend to so many of us. it's not easy to get through a day when one of your colleagues who should be working alongside you isn't there. and we will miss him. rest in peace, randy.
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this is the xfinity sports desk brought to you by xfinity. your home for the most live sports. >> man, oh, man, it's been mard to keep up with the caps. >> very strange night if you're a capitals fan even stranger -- what are you looking at? >> the sunset. it's beautiful. >> it is beautiful. >> and you're not taking me to the game tonight. >>
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it was a hot ticket. >> the last four days have probably been a complete blur for brooks laich. the long-time fan favorite was traded to the maple leafs and tonight he makes his return to the verizon center. carol maloney is in chinatown for the game tonight. how is brooks laich getting used to wearing a new uniform? >> reporter: well, he's not used to it yet. he says he's still raw, still trying to digest it. 724 games in a caps sweater and tonight he's wearing a different jersey for the first time. he comes in three nights after being traded to toronto facing a team that he lived for and he's leaving as they chase the cup. he talked earlier about his emotions. >> i have such an empty feeling that we never got the ultimate goal. i really before my time ended in d.c. really wanted to do it with alex, really wanted to do it with nicky, and really wanted to do it
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unfortunately wasn't back this year but those guys meant a lot to me. they really did. very special people. very special players, and just tough to not be able to do it with them. >> reporter: not just tough for brooks, but his former teammates too. laich spent 12 seasons with the caps, played with alex ovechkin since the beginning. but now they are frenemies, part of the business everyone knows, but still the caps say they're unprepared for seeing him in that blue jersey. >> can't imagine him wearing something other than this jersey, so it will be strange to see, but hard on the ice. he's a fierce competitor so i'm looking forward to it and not looking forward to going up against him. >> only me and him was since my first year, and right now it's only me on the team who has been here since the beginning. he's been a big part of it. >> reporter: so rooting for
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other aside from tonight. alex ovechkin said on the power play he's going to shoot laich in the foot, and jason, laich responded saying toss that muffin my way. go ahead and try. they're already starting to trash talk as frenemies. >> all right. thanks, carol. should be a great game tonight. we'll move on and talk baseball. the nationals had their grapefruit league opener. not everyone made the three-hour-plus bus trip. the regulars, they all stayed back in viera. the nats landing in port charlotte, florida, in style. we're going to skip ahead to the sixth inning. scott sizemore with two on delivers a monster shot here. nats, they're going to take this game 6-2 is the your final score. out in sarasota, the orioles posting the braves. chris davis signed that monster contract this off-season. so in his first at-bat of spring
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paid so much. davis going deep. however, his "o"s lose to the braves. 11-4. the nats home opener, matt scherzer, he will get the start tomorrow at spaceco stadium. before we leave, let's go back to hockey one more time for a moment. so many people were heart broken when the caps traded away brooks laich and rightfully so. he's a great guy, good teammate. everyone loves him but my colleagues doreen and also wendy rieger, they took it to a new level. i thought you two were actually going to leave and follow him to toronto. >> we still might. >> still on the table. well, here is the thing, the former caps forward had this message for doreen and wendy. >> hi, wendy and doreen. it's brooks laich here of the toronto maple leafs. i just wanted to send you a message to say thank you for the support over the years. i really appreciate it, and everything that was red is now blue, but still the same person i was. so appreciate the support. love you guys. best of luck y
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